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Reel Terror: The Scary, Bloody, Gory, Hundred-Year History of Classic Horror Films
Reel Terror: The Scary, Bloody, Gory, Hundred-Year History of Classic Horror Films
by David Konow
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From the author of the definitive heavy metal history, Bang Your Head, a behind-the-scenes look a century of horror films   Reel Terror is a love letter to the wildly popular yet still misunderstood genre that churns out... (read more)

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Melodrama and Modernity: Early Pulp Cinema and the Social Contexts of Sensationalism
Melodrama and Modernity: Early Pulp Cinema and the Social Contexts of Sensationalism
by Ben Singer
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Looking back to the sensational or "blood and thunder" melodramas (e.g., "The Perils of Pauline," "The Hazards of Helen," etc.), Singer uncovers a fundamentally modern cultural expression, one reflecting transformations in the sensory environment of the... (read more)

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They Must Be Represented: The Politics of Documentary
They Must Be Represented: The Politics of Documentary
by Paula Rabinowitz
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They Must Be Represented examines documentary in print, photography, television and film from the 1930s through the 1980s, using the lens of recent feminist film theory as well as scholarship on race, class and gender emerging from the new... (read more)

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Profoundly Erotic: Sexy Movies That Changed History
Profoundly Erotic: Sexy Movies That Changed History
by Joe Bob Briggs
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Movie stars do it better, or so it seems. Sex on the silver screen unfolds in such a perfect way and we get sucked in. Whether we want to admit it or not, much of our sexual behavior has been learned from the movies. From Joe Bob Briggs comes... (read more)

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Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film
Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film
by Gregg Mitman
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yearnings of Americans to be both close to nature and yet distinctly apart.... (read more)

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Pretty in Pink: The Golden Age of Teenage Movies
Pretty in Pink: The Golden Age of Teenage Movies
by Jon Bernstein
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"The defining Porky's set piece, the moment burned into the memory circuits of a generation: the legendary girls' shower room scene." "It's ridiculously sentimental, utterly inconsequential and only a sharp tug on my nostril hairs can bring me quicker to... (read more)

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The Men Who Made the Monsters
The Men Who Made the Monsters
by Paul Jensen
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From the early cinematic career of Frank Capra to the psychologically revealing films of Martin Scorsese, the books in this series offer an authoritative guide to the study of film and its trends by studying individual filmmakers and cinematic movements.... (read more)

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Sports in the Movies
Sports in the Movies
by Ronald Bergan
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In this comprehensive and excitingly illustrated book, Ronald Bergan looks at the ways in which the movie industry has used and depicted sports over 60 years of great films. Film makers have brought sports to the big screen as the ultimate escapist... (read more)

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War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception
War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception
by Paul Virilio
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From the synchronised camera/machine-guns on the biplanes of World War One to the laser satellites of Star Wars, the technologies of cinema and warfare have developed a fatal interdependence. Hiroshima marked one conclusion of this process in the nuclear... (read more)

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Nonfiction Film: A Critical History Revised and Expanded
Nonfiction Film: A Critical History Revised and Expanded
by Richard M Barsam
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Nonfiction Film: A Critical History covers almost one hundred years in the worldwide development of the nonfiction film, from the first factual films of 1895 to the cinema of the 1980s. All the important nonfiction film movements-the factual film... (read more)

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Popcorn: Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies
Popcorn: Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies
by Garry Mulholland
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From Quadrophenia to Mamma Mia!, the rock 'n' roll movie captures the best and worst of a music's moment in time. In Popcorn, acclaimed author Garry Mulholland takes a close look at the successes and failures of this film phenomenon by deconstructing the... (read more)

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Dreams & Dead Ends 2ND Edition the American Gang
Dreams & Dead Ends 2ND Edition the American Gang
by Jack Shadoian
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The second edition of this classic study provides a reintroduction to some of the major films and theoretical considerations of film noir and gangster films in twentieth-century America. Ranging from Little Caesar (1930) to Things to Do in Denver When... (read more)

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How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
by Seth Grahame-Smith
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Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.   From ghosts, vampires, and zombies to serial killers, cannibalistic hillbillies, and haunted Japanese videocassettes, How to Survive a Horror Movie shows how to defeat every obstacle found in scary films. Readers will... (read more)

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Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film
Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film
by Philippa Gates
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Looking at about 300 films, Gates (film studies, Wilfrid Laurier U., Ontario) explores the female detective character from her pre-cinematic origins in 19th-cetury detective fiction through the history of Hollywood cinema, focusing on the periods 1929-... (read more)

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Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Could the Empire Kick the Federation's Ass? and Other Galaxy-Shaking Enigmas
Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Could the Empire Kick the Federation's Ass? and Other Galaxy-Shaking Enigmas
by Matt Forbeck
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Could a Jedi knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser? Which aliens are cooler: the Cardassians or the Chazrach? Have any Federation ships ever made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs? And most important . . . in a fight between... (read more)

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The Essential Monster Movie Guide
The Essential Monster Movie Guide
by Stephen Jones
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More than 3,500 reviews of the best and the worst creature features of all time fill this largest, most comprehensive volume ever published on the subject — a record of dark fantasy on film to thrill horror and science-fiction fans of all ages... (read more)

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Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies
Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies
by Dominique Manion
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From the femme fatale of the early cinema to her post-feminist rebirth, this lavishly illustrated book and comprehensive guide traces the history of these dangerously alluring, manipulative, and desperate lethal ladies. Femme Fatale surveys the history... (read more)

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Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema: Studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese, and Others
Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema: Studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese, and Others
by Carl Freedman
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No society is without crime, prompting Nathaniel Hawthorne’s narrator to make his famous statement in The Scarlet Letter that, however high its hopes are, no civilization can fail to allot a portion of its soil as the site of a prison. Crime has... (read more)

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Comic Book Movies (Virgin Film)
Comic Book Movies (Virgin Film)
by David Hughes
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Superheroes are back! Since the 1970s, the film world has found inspiration in comic books and graphic novels. Now, no summer is complete without a major blockbuster movie based on a comic, including Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Men in... (read more)

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Cinema Sewer Volume 3: The Adults Only Guide to History's Sickest and Sexiest Movies! (Cinema Sewer Cinema Sewer)
Cinema Sewer Volume 3: The Adults Only Guide to History's Sickest and Sexiest Movies! (Cinema Sewer Cinema Sewer)
by Robin Bougie
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The celebrated underground smash that is Cinema Sewer the magazine has been transformed and mutated into CINEMA SEWER: THE BOOK - and following the runaway success of the first two volumes, we're delighted to be unleashing VOLUME THREE onto a now... (read more)

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